- B.Sc. (Hons) - University of St Andrews,
- M.Sc. - University of Dundee
- P.G.C.E. (Secondary Teaching Chemistry / Biology) - St Andrews College (now University of Glasgow)
Full General Teaching Council for Scotland Registration achieved.
I am a member of the PVG Scheme in respect of children.
Tutoring Subjects and Levels
I tutor :
- National 4 and National 5,
- Higher and
- Advanced Higher
- Biology, Chemistry and Human Biology.
Tutoring is £35 for an hour at National 5 or Higher and £40 for an hour at Advanced Higher. Tutoring can be arranged on a weekly basis or can be on a one-off basis.
I also offer tutoring via Skype if you are situated in a remote location and are not available to come to Milngavie or live local to Milngavie.
Teaching and Tutoring Experience
I worked as a science teacher for Strathclyde Regional Council in East Dunbartonshire, Glasgow and Renfrewshire and have worked as a science tutor for 25 years. I have also worked for a charity tutoring organisation in Glasgow.
When tutoring, I like to work from all the latest online resources, including
- interactive experiments,
- science videos,
- online talks,
- websites from Royal Society of Chemistry etc.,
- videos of experiments from the particular course etc.
- and even topical science news items which are also listed on my Twitter Feed
I have worked in Computer Based Teaching and Learning at Dundee University and Ninewells Hospital, Dundee in the Medical Physics and Biochemical Medicine Departments for the Teaching and Learning Technology Programme TLTP and the Information Technology Training Initiative ITTI. I was a finalist in the highly competitive "European Academic Software Awards" EASA in 1998 with my project to teach x-ray safety via Computer Based Learning, CALRAD.
Some of my References listed on Google Scholar with further citations
I have worked as a presenter for the European Union for the MIDAS-Net Project - providing training in the use of Databases for Small and Medium Enterprises and Librarians.
I have also been a volunteer with Glasgow Science Festival.